Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 1/15/13
Pep Guardiola wants to manage in England , an encouraging signal to the Premier League clubs constantly linked with the manager. The 41-year-old Guardiola is on a one-year break from football since leaving Barcelona last May after four trophy-laden years in charge. Having announced plans to return to management next season, Guardiola's services are in demand - particularly in England where he has been linked most strongly with Chelsea and Manchester City . ''As a player, I couldn't realize my dream to play there (in England),'' Guardiola said. ''But I hope in the future, I have a challenge to be a coach or a manager there and feel the experience of all the coaches and players that have been there. ''It is unique, to play in that league. I want to feel the supporters, the environment, the media and the style of the players and everything.'' Guardiola's glowing tribute to the English game features in a video to be shown Wednesday at the launch of celebrations marking the English ...
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